Frances L. (Starks) Henderson (1940 - 2016)

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QUASQUETON– Frances L. Henderson, 75, of Quasqueton, Iowa died Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence, Iowa.
Frances was born on August 13, 1940 in Delhi, Iowa the daughter of William "Bud" and Wilma M. (Gienapp) Starks. She attended the Delhi Schools and on May 14, 1961 she was married to David W. Henderson in Quasqueton. The couple farmed in the Quasqueton area until moving into Quasqueton in 1974. Frances also was a self-employed seamstress, worked with the Pie Factory, MHI, Triangle Plastics and East Towne Manor prior to her retirement.
She enjoyed sewing, embroidery, quilting, and gardening and loved spending time with and baking for her family and friends making sure all were well fed.
She is survived by three daughters: Jolene (special friend Rob) Brockmeyer, Independence, Loretta (Eugene) Myers, Lamont, Iowa, and Carolyn (Michael) Faust, Strawberry Point, Iowa; eight Grandchildren: Amanda (Tyler) Allen, Kimmi (A.J.) Martinson, Travis (Melissa) Myers, Jason (Carlie) Myers, Christina (Josh) Rader, Janelle (Joey) Forney, Lisa (Joe) Souza, and Dustin Faust; eight Great Grandchildren; Marcus, Mason, Corbin, Gracie, Chase, Asher, Sidney and Grady; a sister-in-law; Miriam Smith, Independence; and two very special pets: Benji and Katie.
Frances was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, David W. Henderson on March 25, 2016; a daughter, Jeanette Henderson; and two brothers: Kenneth and Donald Starks.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Union Church, Quasqueton, with Rev. Kevin Jennings officiating. Burial will be in the Quasqueton Cemetery, Quasqueton. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory, Independence, and from 9 a.m. till services Thursday at the church.
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from May 2 to May 11, 2016